Help make the Map of Play as comprehensive as possible by encouraging your local Parks and Rec Department to submit their local playspaces to be included! Below is a sample letter you can use.
I wanted to make you aware of a free tool provided by a non-profit organization that is creating the first map of all the play areas in North America. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. As part of their effort, they’ve created the KaBOOM! Map of Play – http://mapofplay.kaboom.org – a searchable online database of playspaces (playgrounds, sports fields, skateparks, etc.) across the continent.
People can simply type in their zip code to see all of the nearby places to play on the KaBOOM! Map of Play. They have thousands of playspaces listed already, but I know we have more than what’s currently on the map. After checking with KaBOOM!, I found out you can actually send them a simple spreadsheet of all the playspaces in our area to have them included. They can then add all the individual playspaces from the spreadsheet into the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder. If photos are available, that’s even better. After that, everyone in our area will be able to do a simple search to find all of the places to play.
Please let me know if we can get a list of all of our playspaces put together. I think it would be a great benefit to our community. I’ve included the contact information for KaBOOM! below if you need more information.